Typhoon Phanfone slams into Japan
Typhoon Phanfone made landfall near the city of Hamamatsu in Japan. Many parts of Japan faced torrential rain, with some areas receiving a month’s worth of rainfall in a matter of minutes.
As many as 600 domestic flights and 19 international flights have been cancelled. Over 2,00,000 people have been asked to evacuate their homes throughout Eastern Japan due to threat of landslides and flooding of rivers.
Tropical Storm Risk is a storm tracker that tracks cyclones etc and categories them as per their expected severity. Phanfone was earlier labeled a category one typhoon, which is the lowest on a scale of one to five. However, as it approached, the typhoon was labeled a category four.
Categories: International Current Affairs 2017